During one of the busiest times at Houston’s Hobby Airport, a flight was delayed due to a mechanical problem.
Since they needed the gate for another flight, the aircraft was backed away from the gate while the maintenance crew worked on it. The passengers were then told the new gate number, which was some distance away. Everyone moved to the new gate, only to find that a third gate had been designated.
After some further shuffling, everyone got on board. As they were settling in, the flight attendant made the standard announcement, “We apologize for the inconvenience of this last-minute gate change. This flight is going to Washington, D.C. If your destination is not Washington, D.C., then you should ‘deplane’ at this time.”
A very confused-looking and red-faced pilot emerged from the cockpit, carrying his bags. “Sorry,” he said, “wrong plane.” What happens when the pilot does not know where he is headed?
There are people today, especially during the covid-19 pandemic, who are very confused because they have looked to the wrong person to help them find the direction or the meaning they seek.
Sometimes we give love to the wrong person, and we sit there and wonder, “How could I have given love to that person? They don’t even deserve it!” or “What a waste of time!”
But the thing is, you shouldn’t think about it that way. You should think of the fact that you were able to give love, because if you are able to give, that means you have it inside of you. It’s the same thing with kindness, with honesty and with your ability to care about people.
Don’t focus on the way that people abuse that. Focus on the fact that you have it within you, and that makes you who you are. It makes you a beautiful person, a beautiful human being.
If you can love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you can love the right person!
Have YOU been headed in the wrong direction lately?
Have YOU handled the wrong people in your life in a kindly manner? Why do you say that?